I wondered what it meant when I first read that line..
He elaborated...that was when I gave it a deeper thought..but actions speak louder than words, and after one such incident, I realized that it was true-that, "All things that are..are more pleasure chased than achieved."
There was a column in my school report card. It kept track of students record in school.
- Leadership qualities
- Eagerness in the class
- Needs special attention
- Is interested in sports and extra-curricular activities
Punctuality is my pet-name was what i began to believe. It was as if, punctuality ran in my blood.
Then, one day the bubble had to burst (lemme reveal a small secret, from that day on, the bubble used to burst everyday ;P), that was when these lines ran across my idle brain, "All things that are..are more pleasure chased than achieved."
If school turned me into a snob, high school turned me into a different person - a sluggard!!
Then came engineering life, I made a 'BOOST is the SECRET of my ENERGY' promise to myself(open secrets were always referred to as "BOOST is the secret of my energy" secrets ;) ), will be more active from now on. I don't know how my brain cells interpreted this silent oath of mine..things went haywire..
In simple words, I was chasing everything-buses, seven seaters, . . . In the pursuit of making it in-time at least for the third hour!!
The excitement and pleasure doubled-up during the exam time.
It was an absolute pleasure chasing buses, 7-seaters; but the excitement died on reaching the destination.
By, fourth year, the chasing took such an interesting twist, that I was BANG-ON-TIME for the lunch break. I stepped into the premises for the luncheon!!
On reaching the canteen, there was another trouble, after braving the long queues(another exaggeration to create drama), when the platter(;P) was ready, hands found it hard to touch the food, that was made to swelter in the hot oils..served with love and sweat of the lone cook!!
You must be wondering why this girl keeps deviating from her topic..well I was just elaborating on Shakespeare's lines..
Punctuality was so inspired by William Shakespeare's line, that the tradition went places, wherever I went, I was bound by this line.
I used to make it to the theaters-but watching the movie-naah!!. . .It was more pleasure making it to the theaters(late..I always miss the first 40minutes) than watching the movies. . .
So, guys and girls, if you think you are not being punctual, you've lost the habit of being on-time, then give yourself a pet-name-PUNCTUALITY, and Shakespeare's line is always handy-this, I'm sure, will make you feel better. .
This is a dedication to the girl who inspired me each time I tried to be punctual, and refined the "All things that are...are more pleasure chased than achieved."
For you harshitha..